Seaman's Bethel, New Bedford, MA Photos

The Seaman's Bethel chapel (1832) (15 Johnny Cake Hill) is famous for its description in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick. The chapel has a pulpit shaped like ship's prow, plaques to those lost at sea, plus Melville's pew. This historic building sits across the street from the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

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Seaman's Bethel chapel. New Bedford, MA.Sailing ship finial atop Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Interior of Seaman's Bethel with box pews & ship-prow pulpit. New Bedford, MA.Pulpit shaped like ship's prow as featured in book Moby Dick at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.
Seaman's Bethel chapel (1832) (15 Johnny Cake Hill). New Bedford, MA.Sailing ship finial atop Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Interior of Seaman's Bethel with box pews & ship-prow pulpit. New Bedford, MA.Pulpit shaped like ship's prow as featured in book Moby Dick at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.
Pews & memorial cenotaph plaques in Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Pew used by Herman Melville, author of novel Moby Dick, at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Memorial plaque to two sailors of sailing ship Gideon Howland at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Memorial plaque for 5 sailors of sunken lightship Nantucket at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.
Pews & memorial cenotaph plaques in Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Pew used by Herman Melville, author of novel Moby Dick, at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Memorial plaque (1839) to two sailors of sailing ship Gideon Howland at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.Memorial plaque (1934) for 5 sailors of sunken lightship Nantucket at Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.
Mariners' Home still shelters needy seamen beside Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA.


Mariners' Home (1787) (15 Johnny Cake Hill) still shelters needy seamen beside Seaman's Bethel. New Bedford, MA. Style: Federal.



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